You can't imagine how much I hate spammers, I hope they'll burn in Hell! They are definitively killing my site!
I was running a successful community site, (message board), since 15 years, all was doing well, and friendly, until the day, spammers started to target my site. They kept posting their !@#s%^&* crap all over. I kept deleting these messages, but they kept posting again. As a result, I had to strengthen the registration process, to make it harder for spammers or their bots. The result is that spammers are still succeeding to register! and "real" users are pissed by all the burdening they have to go through when they want to join! Existing members are also upset at seeing all the junk message, ... my moderators and I are trying to detect and delete them as fast as we could, but it's never fast enough. Now, when I wake up in the morning I dread to check my site, because I know I'll find tens or hundreds of spams !
I tried everything I could think about, each time, it's the real users which are getting upset and penalized, and it seems it has no effect on spammers! Who the hell are they?
The situation is really depressing me!